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08-05-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 108,023
Posted By Ronsonic

Mad Praise for Mad Honk

Good to do business with you.
08-02-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ronsonic

I have a silver 11s Campy group that is crying...

I have a silver 11s Campy group that is crying from loneliness.

But I can't do this right now.
08-02-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Ronsonic

Or the guy trying to ride the drop bar Fuji with...

Or the guy trying to ride the drop bar Fuji with sneakers on lollipop pedals.

Ya see it and whaddyado?
08-02-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Ronsonic

Brake pads, chain, grips, cables, tires. Not even...

Brake pads, chain, grips, cables, tires. Not even upgrades just make it work right.

Oooh, Exception.

If you've got a crap early boinger fork you will probably want to replace with a rigid.
08-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,566
Posted By Ronsonic

Those Mercets, the pin striping is <chef's...

Those Mercets, the pin striping is <chef's kiss>
07-30-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Ronsonic

PM sent

PM sent
03-26-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ronsonic

On a humorous note, here's a fellow who really...

On a humorous note, here's a fellow who really hates splash tapes.
Splash Horror (http://raydobbins.com/splash/splash.htm)
03-16-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 108,023
Posted By Ronsonic

Thank you malcala622...

Thank you malcala622 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/malcala622-391445.html) pedals look great and got here fast.
03-16-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 612,933
Posted By Ronsonic

I have two projects approaching completion. The...

I have two projects approaching completion. The bike is vintage enough to have a threaded headset. The house behind the porch is 1949 vintage.
...
03-08-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Ronsonic

PM'd Now I'll go figure out venmo

PM'd

Now I'll go figure out venmo
03-08-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7,751
Views: 867,007
Posted By Ronsonic

IIRC those were supposed to be Shimano compatible.

IIRC those were supposed to be Shimano compatible.
03-06-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,904
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm a technician doing mostly music electronics...

I'm a technician doing mostly music electronics and mechanics. Rebuild Rhodes pianos, guitar amps, pro audio and high end home audio gear. Most of the skill set transfers over. So, mostly ept. A pro...
03-06-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,904
Posted By Ronsonic

A gruntling outlook.

A gruntling outlook.
10-23-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,208
Posted By Ronsonic

They're still harvesting Naugahyde and there are...

They're still harvesting Naugahyde and there are young Naugas. Probably because the almost extinct originals are selling in the neighborhood of $1K.
...
10-17-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Ronsonic

I'll buy two (or three if it helps) if any are...

I'll buy two (or three if it helps) if any are available.
10-13-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 71,715
Views: 11,672,545
Posted By Ronsonic

Has to sell the bike or buy a chain tool.

Has to sell the bike or buy a chain tool.
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,670
Posted By Ronsonic

Somewhere I've got one just like it that has a +...

Somewhere I've got one just like it that has a + 10 tilt. Really gruesome used it years ago adapting a road race bike to cross for one season. UHHHHHHhgly.
09-22-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,412
Posted By Ronsonic

Depends on the height of the object that I've...

Depends on the height of the object that I've rested the NDS pedal on to hold the bike up.
09-22-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,625
Posted By Ronsonic

I've bought and sold on pinkbike. no problems....

I've bought and sold on pinkbike. no problems. Not much of the sort of thing you find here. MTB stuff of course and the road stuff is all newer.
09-18-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Ronsonic

BCD stands for "Bolt Circle Diameter." Not hole...

BCD stands for "Bolt Circle Diameter." Not hole to hole, but across the thing. From one side to the other:
...
09-18-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,848
Posted By Ronsonic

Kucharik makes a classic style glove for not...

Kucharik makes a classic style glove for not large money. I'm liking them.
09-14-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,908
Posted By Ronsonic

Was recently re-retro-ing my Mikkelsen and put on...

Was recently re-retro-ing my Mikkelsen and put on an old wheelset, needing fresh tires.

Finally found what I was looking for here...
09-14-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Ronsonic

That era's 105 was just an amazingly well dialed...

That era's 105 was just an amazingly well dialed in group. I just installed one and although the paint / powder coat / whatever finish isn't as pretty as the higher, anodized and polished groups I...
09-14-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ronsonic

[QUOTE} I am amazed that T-Mar knew just how...

[QUOTE}

I am amazed that T-Mar knew just how to interpret the serial number. How did you know this? I could not find any information such as this with basic Google searches, little to nothing in...
09-13-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,362
Posted By Ronsonic

This has a carbon fork and stays. About as far as...

This has a carbon fork and stays. About as far as I'll go. Oh, and it's 20 years old so.......
09-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ronsonic

Two-bolt number hanger?

Two-bolt number hanger?
09-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ronsonic

I did a blog post on this like a million years...

I did a blog post on this like a million years ago (https://dumbbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/crank-polishing.html) with some really scabby looking 105 cranks. Yes it is some sort of paint / powder...
09-09-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,062
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm currently reading this and will have a full...

I'm currently reading this and will have a full review later. So far it looks solid in the science of being old and broke down.

https://saltwrap.com/built-from-broken/
09-08-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,728
Posted By Ronsonic

Thanks go out to whoever bought this. It's my...

Thanks go out to whoever bought this. It's my size and I'd love to have it, but am at a hard limit on my bike budget.
09-07-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 612,933
Posted By Ronsonic

Mountain bike years are a lot shorter than road...

Mountain bike years are a lot shorter than road bike years. They get to be vintage sooner.
09-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,062
Posted By Ronsonic

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to...

Good luck with the knee jobs and any excuse to post up a cool old bike is good enough.
09-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ronsonic

I says to never grease the taper. ...

I says to never grease the taper.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/tapir02_fb56415ae373dc0c4d5cc20aea181ea02686d439.jpg
Don't grease me, bro'
09-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 612,933
Posted By Ronsonic

So this followed me home from the Salvation Army....

So this followed me home from the Salvation Army. Not exactly wrenching on, but furiously readjusting to make it sorta fit me. Otherwise, just worked this over with an oiler.

Not exactly vintage...
09-05-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ronsonic

I own a full Campagnolo cable set. New, In Box....

I own a full Campagnolo cable set. New, In Box. Perfect. Unused.
Bought it ages ago when it was on sale. Now I need it.
Where did I leave it.
09-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21,272
Views: 4,051,791
Posted By Ronsonic

V-Twin Torque!

V-Twin Torque!
09-05-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 612,933
Posted By Ronsonic

Last year I bought an early 80s Mikkelsen frame...

Last year I bought an early 80s Mikkelsen frame here and built it up with shiny 11s Campy bits.
Well, now I've rebuilt it with mostly Shimano 105, seven speed stuff. Better suits this bikes 126mm...
09-04-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ronsonic

And with a brazed on number tag that is...

And with a brazed on number tag that is definitely a higher end frame.
09-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ronsonic

The Parts Situation is Getting Weird

So there I am building up (rebuilding up) this nice early 80s frame I bought here last year. Decided to put all my modern 11s 130mm stuff on a 90s bike where it would all fit better. Am building up...
09-02-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ronsonic

A couple of things about this whole grease topic...

A couple of things about this whole grease topic which is near and dear to my geekish heart:
Grease is an engineered substance. As pointed out earlier it is not just a super-thick oil like vaseline....
08-04-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Ronsonic

PM'd

PM'd
06-06-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,733
Posted By Ronsonic

My drivetrains are clean. The rest depends on how...

My drivetrains are clean. The rest depends on how long ago I built it.
06-06-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21,272
Views: 4,051,791
Posted By Ronsonic

Sadly my motorcycles were lost in a tragic...

Sadly my motorcycles were lost in a tragic kayaking accident.
05-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Ronsonic

Thanks but looking for a road stem with the usual...

Thanks but looking for a road stem with the usual 17-ish degree drop.
05-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Ronsonic

WTB - Black Quill Stem - 100 - 110ish

New project that wants some black fitments and hardware
Needs to be quill, usual 22.2 and 26.0 and about 100-105-110 long.
Prefer nice and glossy black.

Somebody's got one.
05-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Ronsonic

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of...

I remember the drill being to wear a pair of socks you hate and go off on a long ride with a water bottle containing a mix of rubbing alcohol and water. Soak the shoes and then ride them dry -...
05-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,946
Posted By Ronsonic

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR -...

Use the screws and adjust them one time - OR - don't use the screws and fiddle-futz the wheel into position every time.

I like plan A.
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By Ronsonic

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a...

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a Popsicle stick dipped in motor oil.

Water dipping usually gives more of a swirl than a smoke pattern. Before you go thinking it's easier visualize a- how...
05-09-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Ronsonic

I can vouch for Birchwood Casey's other products,...

I can vouch for Birchwood Casey's other products, Tru-Oil and their instant bluing (more black than blue).

I'd say this would be worth a try. Note their warning that color will vary depending on...
04-06-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,362
Posted By Ronsonic

My only Schwalbe tub experience was with their...

My only Schwalbe tub experience was with their exceptionally good cyclocross tires. Remarkable rollers - good on pavement and then when you roll off into the grass you don't feel any more resistance.
04-06-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ronsonic

I have no advice for you but what a nice bike....

I have no advice for you but what a nice bike. hoping to watch the build.
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